At Shoreline Orthopaedics, our orthopaedic surgeons use a truly collaborative approach so our patients have the benefit of multiple expert opinions, without having to go elsewhere to obtain them.
Shoreline Orthopaedics provides more comprehensive services, state-of-the-art options, technologies and techniques than anyone else in the area.
The following information is provided to help you understand what you can expect from us regarding policies and procedures, and also what is expected of you before and after treatment or procedures.
The following information is provided to help you gain a better understanding of anatomy, terminology, certain orthopaedic procedures, and more. If you have any questions, feel free to ask your physician.
Dr. Howell's specialties as an orthopaedic surgeon are hand surgery, and surgery of the hand and wrist. He graduated with distinction from Kenyon College and received his M.D. from Ohio State University College of Medicine, followed by his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. After completing his fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery, Dr. Howell became an instructor in the hand fellowship program, and in the orthopaedic residency program at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was a practicing orthopaedic hand surgeon on the staff of Spectrum Orthopaedics (Canton, Ohio) from 1997 until 2006, when he joined Shoreline Orthopaedics. Dr. Howell is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications for Surgery of the Hand. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Howell is affiliated with both Holland Hospital (Holland, Michigan) and Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital (Zeeland, Michigan). He is currently accepting new patients.
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio)
Doctor of Medicine, 1987, Ohio State University College of Medicine (Columbus, Ohio)
Henry Ford Hospital, 1992, (Detroit, Michigan)
Hand and Microvascular Surgery, 1993, Hand Center of Western New York, Millard Fillmore Hospital (Buffalo, New York)
Clinical Assistant Professor, 1993-1997, State University of New York at Buffalo
Instructor, 1993-1997, Hand Fellowship and Orthopaedic Residency Programs (Buffalo, New York)
Surgery of the Hand, 1998, Certificate of Added Qualifications for Surgery of the Hand
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1997
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1995, Recertified 2003
Honors and Awards
Graduated with Distinction, Kenyon College, 1983
Involved in several research projects (clinical and basic science) while in academic practice.
Co-author, 1997, chapter on "Physiology of Skin Flaps & Grafts in the Hand," Hand Clinics.
Co-author, 1996, 1997, "Surgical Principles," textbook in Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity, Clayton, Peimer, Editor: McGraw Hill Publications, Vol. 1.
Michigan Orthopaedic Society
AAOS - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
ASSH - American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Holland Hospital Medical Staff
Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital
370 North 120th Ave Holland, MI 49424 | 616.396.5855